Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO

Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO

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Health & Medicine Profile

Higher purpose. Greater good.

Saint Louis University’s Doisy College of Health Sciences (DCHS) provides students with the tools and education they need to become well-prepared health care professionals. Its students have experiences beyond the classroom, challenging them to grow and impact society through community service, research, internships and clinical rotations. 

DCHS faculty and staff are dedicated to excellence in student-centered teaching, scholarship and service, and they are committed to improving the accessibility and affordability of health science programs at SLU. 

DCHS students have more than two dozen interest groups and associations that support their passion for helping others, including: SLU National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association; Physical Therapy Student Association; Student Occupational Therapy Association; St. Louis Athletic Training Society; Minority Association of Pre-Health Students; and Pre-Physician Assistant Club.   

Your career in Health Care
As a DCHS student, you’ll collaborate across disciplines and departments to provide health care services to the community. Opportunities include working in SLU’s Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic, joining faculty in clinical practice, and educating children and families about better nutrition, health and wellness. With a 9:1 student-faculty ratio, you’ll enjoy clinical and internship opportunities tailored to your career goals. 

You can also practice your skills in some of the area’s best hospitals and clinical sites, and work with numerous patient populations—including those from within SLU’s own physician practice, SLUCare, which conducts more than 400,000 outpatient visits annually. 

Top employers from SLU graduates include BJC HealthCare, SSM Health and Mercy Hospital St. Louis. 


Number 10

Ranked #10 among “Best Catholic Colleges in America” | Niche, 2024

Number 1

#1 health law program in the nation | U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Number 9

Ranked #9 in “Private Schools Making an Impact” | The Princeton Review, 2024

Number 6

Ranked #6 in “Most Beautiful and Affordable Place to Live" | Travel + Leisure, 2023

Number 52

Ranked #52 in “Best Value Schools” | U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Top 30

Named among the top 30 universities for student abroad participation | Institute of International Education, 2023

Number 13

Ranked #13 in the “Green Power Partner Program” among colleges and universities in the US | Environmental Protection Agency, 2022

At A Glance

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Size: 8,502 undergraduate students

Gender: 57% female, 43% male

Geographic diversity: 50 states and 96 countries represented

Student-faculty ratio: 8:1

Average class size: 26

Faculty excellence: 90% of full-time faculty hold terminal degrees. 

Student involvement: 200+ organizations to join

Athletics: SLU competes in 11 NCAA Division 1 sports and is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference 

Greek life: 20+ fraternities and sororities

Jesuits: 40 Jesuits teach, study and minister at SLU.  

Undergraduate programs
SLU offers more than 90 challenging, relevant undergraduate degrees, along with minors, concentrations, certificates and accelerated programs. All programs are direct entry and will give students a truly personalized college experience.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Junior and senior year are all hands-on clinical experiences as well as experiences in the kitchen. Everything you learn in class, you put it to work.”

    • Lissane Kafie
      Nutrition & Dietetics